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A few days ago, I took my boys to our favorite haven on Lake Michigan.  Last summer, the three of us made the 45 minute trek to Lake Michigan just about every Saturday. But this year, I’ve had an indoor/outdoor apartment pool which has significantly slowed our beach going ways. It hit me last week, […]

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When he was a baby, I had the whole post-partum depression thing going on.  He was ALWAYS talking aka screaming.  I was frustrated. Our first son, he was the baby that never cried.  Almost never.  But, along came Rhys, crying like a banshee.  My expectations were off kilter. He started trying to nurse WHILE STANDING […]

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Around this time last year, I made the mistake of putting off enrolling Rhysie in 3′s pre-school for the Fall.  When the Fall rolled around I couldn’t find a single school that would take him except the pricey private schools.  Man, that was an oversight.  All year, Rhysie’s asked when he gets to go to […]

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Every 1st Monday of the month, I’ll be taking seriously my One Word for 2013 by joining Kristin, Alyssa, Suzannah, Leigh, Danielle & others to update our one word progress.  You can join the OneWord365.com community & use the #onewordupdate hashtag on Twitter to follow along. The word I chose was establish.  One aspect I hope to establish […]

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My littlest one, my Rhysie-Bear, this imaginative 3 yr. old nearly every night, says he’s afraid of monsters.  And every night we tell him he doesn’t have to be because God is always with him, no matter what.  I say the same thing to the little Ranzo-Panzo, the curious 7 yr. old who understands the […]

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Rhys crying

My guest post blog series When God Speaks {or doesn’t} will continue on for the next few days.  But for now, one of my own!  I’m over at A Deeper Story today, musing on the redeemed and unredeemed voice of our little King… ~ Be careful with me. That’s what my 3 yr. old, Rhys […]

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My little baby boy, Rhys is stuck in a rut.  You know the one.  My poor boy has fallen into the death trap that is allowing oneself to be defined by a mistake.  The little punkin made his mistake more than a month ago. Apparently Rhysie roughly sat on his beloved “Becca-Becca” a super cute […]

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I’m facing change and like you may have guessed, yes I’m pretty much terrified.  Most of the changes I’m facing are the results of my choices.  There’s something both liberating and disheartening about that. A blogging friend is facing the pain of change as she lost her twin boys, 18 weeks in utero.  Another friend […]

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